Matroid Constrained Fair Allocation Problem

  • Arpita Biswas Indian Institute of Science
  • Siddharth Barman Indian Institute of Science

Abstract

We consider the problem of allocating a set of indivisible goods among a group of homogeneous agents under matroid constraints and additive valuations, in a fair manner. We propose a novel algorithm that computes a fair allocation for instances with additive and identical valuations, even under matroid constraints. Our result provides a computational anchor to the existential result of the fairness notion, called EF1 (envy-free up to one good) by Biswas and Barman in this setting. We further provide examples to show that the fairness notions stronger than EF1 does not always exist in this setting.

Published
2019-07-17